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Keto tortilla with ground beef and salsa ( Dinner )


Treat yourself to a lovely meat-and-cheese-filled tortilla. With your own homemade keto bread and spice mix this Mexican favorite will not only be healthful, but also delicious!



Ingredients

Low-carb tortillas

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 5 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour


Filling

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef or ground lamb, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • salt and pepper


Salsa

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper


For serving

  • 6 oz. shredded Mexican cheese
  • 3 oz. shredded lettuce



Nutrition

Ketogenic low carb
Per serving

Net carbs: 4 % (8 g)
Fiber: 10 g
Fat: 75 % (67 g)
Protein: 21 % (42 g)
kcal: 822

Instructions

Low-carb tortillas

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs and egg whites until fluffy, preferably for a few minutes. In a separate large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs to the cream cheese, and whisk until the eggs and cream cheese form a smooth batter.

3. Mix salt, psyllium husk and coconut flour in a small bowl. Add the flour mix one spoon at a time into the batter and continue to whisk some more. Let the batter sit for a few minutes, or until the batter is thick like an American pancake batter. How fast the batter will swell depends on the brand of psyllium husk – some trial and error might be needed.

4. Bring out two baking sheets and place parchment paper on each. Using a spatula, spread the batter thinly (no more than ¼ inch thick) into 4–6 circles or 2 rectangles.

5. Bake on upper rack for about 5 minutes or more, until the tortilla turns a little brown around the edges. Carefully check the bottom side so that it doesn't burn.

Filling

1. Place a large frying pan over medium high heat and heat up the oil. Add the ground beef and fry until cooked through.

2. Add the tex-mex seasoning and water and stir. Let simmer until most of the water is gone. Taste to see if it needs additional seasoning.

Salsa and serving

1. Make the salsa from avocado, tomatoes, lime juice, olive oil and fresh cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.

2. Serve beef filling in a tortilla, with shredded cheese, salsa and shredded leafy greens.

Tip!

Bring the ground beef out of the refrigerator a while before frying. Cold ground beef will cool down the frying pan and the ground beef will be boiled and not fried. The latter tastes a lot better.

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